****The Iron Thistle will now be held October 16-18, 2020 ****
If you had already bought tickets for April, those tickets will still be honored.
The Iron Thistle Scottish Heritage Festival and Highland Games is a celebration of Scottish culture. Throughout the weekend, attendees can enjoy a taste of Scotland and other Celtic nations through the many activities and entertainers. To kick off the festival, Friday evening will be a Scottish fire festival on the main field at 8:15 p.m. Following the fire festival, a ceilidh (an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling) will take place at 8:45 p.m. in the music tent.
In addition to musical acts, pipe bands and Celtic dancing, athletes come from all over Oklahoma to compete in the Highland Games. These heavy events feature the popular caber toss where a long log is tossed by the athlete end over end among other Scottish games.
The kids’ area has crafts, games and two bounce castles. Families can also watch dogs herding sheep and see Highland cattle. Other attractions include Celtic-themed vendors, food trucks with traditional Scottish food, clan tents, genealogy research, crofters’ village and Gaelic lessons & readings.
Special thanks to the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and the City of Yukon for making the Iron Thistle possible.